Ejesiak Padluq

Ejesiak Padluq was born in Kalujuaq, an outpost camp near Kimmirut, in 1966. His testimony includes detailed information on dogs being slaughtered in the outpost camp where he lived with his relatives in 1970. The dogs were shot by two Inuit under the authority of an RCMP officer. Ejesiak recalls that all of his grandfather’s adult sled dogs were killed. This affected his ability to hunt, and took away the family’s only means of transportation. Prior to the killing of the dogs, his grandfather, who was camp leader, repeatedly refused to move to Kimmirut or to let the RCMP kill his dogs. At the time, his grandfather was told by the local RCMP officer that the cost of rent and skidoos would never increase.